2008 in Liverpool was brilliant. Not because of the likes of the Paul McCartney concert at Anfield, but because of the unoffical events such as the the L1 Festival, the Working Class Music Festival, and the brilliant Above The Beaten Track.
Well, the fantastic news is that Above The Beaten Track is back again, and last year’s two-dayer has been expertly distilled into one jam-packed day of music, art, visuals, video, poetry, performance, food and drink.
The event is taking place at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street this coming Saturday 22nd August. It starts at 2pm in the afternoon and goes on until late(!).
The third (top) floor will be taken up by Mellowtone, who will be bringing us a who’s who of the local acoustic music scene, including Ragz, Dead Cities, Atlantic Massey, 15 Storeys, Jack Roberts, Letters in Red, Dave Owen, Mark Sunderland (Peter and the Wolf), Jeff Jepson, Paul Donnelly (Strawhouses), Kaya, Duncan Stuart, Jez Wing, and Stan Ambrose. All this and resident DJs Richie Vegas, Musica Del Alma, Monkey, Jojopops, and RB124.
The second (middle) floor will be host to poetry and performance art, and, well, anything goes! Tom George and Bag Jam feature here.
On the first (lower) floor CANVAS are hosting a 2nd stage area from 7pm. Featuring live music from Stan Ambrose plus a few impromptu turns (as well as, of course, the CANVAS DJs). They’ll also have visuals from Washington Buckley & Richard Lyall.
And if all that wasn’t already too much goodness to take in, the afternoon from 4pm to 7pm sees Culturepool’s 3rd birthday party! Well, it’s traditional now, isn’t it?
And the best thing about it is it only costs £5. Yes, that’s right! You read it correctly! Only £5 for the whole day!!!
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.